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Erika Pastrana

Springer Nature
Editorial Director
New York

Erika is responsible for management and editorial direction of Nature journals in applied sciences and chemistry (including Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, Nature Chemistry and Nature Machine Intelligence). She is part of the senior management group at Nature Research and participates in setting the overall strategy for Nature journals and new launches, as well as in the development of new editorial policies and practices. Erika has worked in editorial roles at Nature Research since 2010, and has spearheaded Nature journal’s policies for peer review and publication of code, among others.
Erika obtained her PhD for work on cellular models of axonal regeneration and applications to spinal cord injury in rodents in the University of Madrid. She then worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, in New York, developing technologies to isolate neural stem cells from the adult rodent brain.